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The NBCC is a place where readers and authors come together and depart friends. Nothing can capture the true essence and joy our weekend of Literary Bliss offers, but this clip does show a tad bit of how we roll–and you should, too.

19th-Annual NBCC July 27-30, 2023 at the Atlanta Marriott Buckhead

The National Book Club Conference places readers in an upscale, intimate environment with some of their favorite authors–and introduces attendees to new talent to add to their reading lists. The panel discussions on how to publish your book, the dynamics of the publishing industry and Black women’s health lend invaluable information that is lasting.
Since its inception, some of the most famous and talented authors have been a part of our weekend, including NBCC Literary Legend honorees Ambassador Andrew Young and Alice Walker, the prolific Walter Mosley, trailblazing Terry McMillan, inspiring Iyanla Vanzant, dynamic Jenifer Lewis, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Susan L. Taylor,  Tina Lifford, Bryan Stevenson, Pearl Cleage, Hill Harper, Dr. Cornel West, Tavis Smiley, Roland S. Martin, Terrie Williams, Ntozke Shange, Tyrese Gibson, Zane, Kimberla Lawson Roby, Judge Glenda Hatchette, Victoria Rowell and Stephen L. Carter, among many others, including the late Eric Jerome Dickey, E. Lynn Harris, Bebe Moore Campbell, Francis Ray and J. California Cooper.

If you are a reader who enjoys meeting authors and like-minded, fun people from all across the country, the NBCC is not to be missed. We limit registrations to promote intimacy, so please secure your position with a deposit now on our Registration page.

ReShonda Tate Billingsley

ReShonda Tate Billingsley is the national bestselling author of more than 53 books, using her passion to bring stories to life, including in her most recent work, the must-read, Miss Pearly’s Girls: A Captivating Story of Family Healing. ReShonda writes both adult and teen fiction, as well as nonfiction. Her sophomore novel, Let the Church Say Amen, was made into a film directed by actress Regina King, and produced by TD Jakes and Queen Latifah. ReShonda made her on-screen movie debut in the […]

Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Praise Song for the Butterflies (Long listed for the 2019 Women’s Prize in Fiction ) The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction) Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012) and Glorious . She is a four-time […]

Kimberla Lawson Roby

Kimberla Lawson Roby is the New York Times bestselling author whose books are is fueled by keen storytelling. Her latest, Sister Friends Forever follows her legacy of engaging stories that forces you to turn page after page. She’s built a faithful national reading audience that waits with anticipation of her next release. Kim is also a past recipient of the NBCC’s Walter Mosley Author of Distinction Award. Kim is also the Founder of Successful Women of Faith – The Sisterhood (an online community for women), and […]

Kevin Powell

Kevin Powell, who has been a fixture in the literary world for more than 30 years and has been an authority on Black culture for decades, writing brilliantly and thoughtfully about all facets of Black life for publications like Vibe magazine and in his 15 books. His latest, Grocery Shopping With My Mother, is another thought-provoking but sensitive read. The Jersey City product of a single mother, absent father, horrific poverty, and violence, studied at Rutgers University through the Educational Opportunity Fund, […]

Ebony Evans

Ebony Evans is the founder and president of EyeCU Reading and Social Network book club in Detroit, who has penned her first novel, Dead To Me, which has been lauded for its high drama and realistic storylines. Her book features the impact of family secrets that come to light and how they create chaos within loved ones. Ebony Evans is an enthusiastic reader, reviewer, and self-proclaimed “book nerd” at heart! In addition to reading and being a devoted wife and mother, Ebony […]

Ilyasah Shabazz

Ilyasah Shabazz, the daughter of the legendary Malcolm x,  is an author and professor who promotes higher education for at-risk youth, interfaith dialogue to build bridges between cultures for young leaders of the world, and she participates in international humanitarian delegations. She has penned five books, including the revealing Growing Up X and The Awakening of Malcolm X, a novel with Tiffany D. Jackson. She served as a member of the U.S. Delegation that accompanied President Bill Clinton to South Africa to commemorate […]

Nina Foxx

Nina Foxx is the author award-winning author, playwright who founded The Writing Sisters Summit Writing and Yoga Retreat. He page-turning books include Momma: Gone, And You’d Better Not Tell, No Woman Needs a Husband and Seven Days A Week and her most recent, Island Secrets, a gripping mystery centered in Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Learn more about Nina and her fantastic works at

Monica Walters

Monica Walters is the romance author best known as the queen of country hood love stories. As an Amazon best-selling author, with multiple award nominations and 2021 winner of Literary Jewels Literary Awards for Best Romance Author, Monica has always had a passion for creating different worlds with words. Starting with poetry, writing has always been a constant in Monica’s life. The interest began in her teenage years, being in love for the first time. Her love for writing has only […]

Myisha Battle

Myisha Battle is a certified clinical sexologist and sex and dating coach, educator, and speaker. Her expertise has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Magazine’s The Cut, Refinery29, Oprah Magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, Playboy, Nylon, and many other outlets. Her book, This Is Supposed To Be Fun: How To Find Joy in Hooking Up, Settling Down and Everything in Between, is a must-read that can transform lives. She lives in San Francisco, California. Learn more about her at